Course Description

Course Name

Classical and Quantum Mechanics

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: PHY1004W, a full first-year course in Mathematics, and MAM2000W or (MAM2004H and MAM2047H) as co-requisite.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
PHY2014F and PHY2015F develop the foundations of a major in Physics and together allow continuation to third year Physics. The course includes the following topics: Classical mechanics: Review of Newton's laws; inertial and non-inertial frames; constraints and d?Alembert?s principle; the Lagrangian formulation of mechanics; Noether?s theorem; symmetries and conservation laws; applications from planetry motion to rigid body motion. Quantum mechanics: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrödinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods.

*Course content subject to change